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Bob Myers interview – introduced vs native grasses for fuel-load and bushfire prevention

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Every summer in Australia, bushfires are a very serious matter that can claim lives, land and property. Having a fire safety and evacuation plan is essential in most parts of Australia. But what if we could control the fires before they have begun? We were privileged to have Bob Myers, founding president of the Native Grasses Resources Group in South Australia and native plant grower and breeder, visit us here at NativeSeeds and spend some of his time doing an interview for us. In this section of the interview, Bob explains how introduced grasses can contain up to 1300% more fuel load for bushfires than our beautiful Australian native grasses.

Landscape Outlook

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There is such a wide array of grass species available for landscaping and turf why even consider Australian native grasses? They’re all just clumps anyway! I’’m busy –- it’s all too hard!.

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